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at u.s. embassies after that surprise assault on the u.s. consulate in libya. the ambassador and three other americans killed. who did it? is al queda striking again? >>> unveiled -- will the new iphone create american jobs? and what was the big idea inside the brand-new phone? >>> and, fast cash -- think robin hood meets al capone. a bank robbery suspect in a high speed chase tosses money out of the window as stunned bystanders scramble in the paths of police. >>> good evening. as we are coming on the air we are learning a lot more about that surprise assault on the u.s. consulate in libya. americans were under attack for five hours and today, four of them are dead, including the u.s. ambassador to libya, the dedicated chris stevens, and here at home flags flying half staff in their honor as tonight american embassies around the world have been put on alert warned against demonstrations and violent attacks and particular focus on these seven you see on the map, seven u.s. embassies. u.s. marines had been rushed to libya, and an urgent investigation has begun. who did this and did al q
on a base in afghanistan. two u.s. marines have been killed. we don't know if it's related to the same anti-american protests raging in the region, but it does come on a day when america witnessed a somber homecoming. ♪ sean smith, glen doherty, tyrone woods and u.s. ambassador chris stevens. their caskets met by their grieving families, the president and secretary of state clinton. the first time in more than 30 years a u.s. ambassador has been killed by violence. we'll have more on what the president and the secretary of state said to the families and to the nation in just a moment. but first, we're going to get back to the latest on those afghanistan attacks we're learning of. abc's senior foreign affairs correspondent, martha raddatz in washington tonight. martha, what do we know? >> reporter: this is what we know right now. it was a big attack on camp bastion in southern afghanistan. this is a base divided between a british side and an american side, and it was a complex attack involving many militants. as you said, two marines killed, three or four wounded and two harrier aircraft d
. the protests spread. there are now 51 u.s. consulates and embassies and they are warning u.s. citizens to be extra vigilant. our team is covering all the angles and abc's lama hasan starts us off in the streets of cairo today. >> reporter: tonight, diane, even at this late hour, the protests are not letting up. it has been a day of rage aimed squarely at the u.s. security forces defending the embassy, hitting hard, firing tear gas, forcing them away. protesters pushing forward, throwing back tear gas canisters. well, this is as close as we can get to the u.s. embassy. the egyptian army has just arrived outside the building. police won't let us go anywhere near it and even from where we are standing, you can hear the security forces firing volley after volley of tear gas. there's definitely a feeling of a crackdown about to begin. 1,300 miles away in yemen, demonstrators climbed over a metal fence surrounding the u.s. embassy. they poured through the compound, breaking windows. frightening scenes, but officials say the protesters did not breach more critical security inside the compound
in afghanistan. two u.s. marines have been killed. we don't know if it is related to the same anti-american protests raging in the region but it comes on a day when america witnessed a somber co homecoming. sean smith, glen dougherty, tyrone woods and u.s. ambassador chris stevens. their kas gets met by their grieving family and president obama. we'll have more on what the president and the secretary of state said to the families and to the nation in just a moment. but first, back to the latest on the afghanistan attacks we're learning of. martha raddatz in washington tonight. martha, what do we know? >> reporter: this is what we know right now. it was a big attack on camp bastian in southern afghanistan. this is a base divided between a british side and an american side and it was a complex attack, involving many militants. as you said, two marines killed, three or four wounded and two harrier air draft damaged. the attack was carried out with rockets and small arms fire. it is apparently coming under control now, though, david. >> and martha, as we said at the top of the broadcas
. the president and secretary clinton facing tough questions today about the death of the u.s. ambassador and three other americans in libya. could they have been protected from the deadly attack? >>> runway rumble. a fight between two flight attendants broadcast on the passenger intercom. it delays an american airlines jet for hours. >>> sky high. the woman with a fear of heights trapped like this for four hours, 300 feet up. how did her husband come to the rescue? >>> and robin's journey. a big day for our robin roberts. as she gets her bone marrow transplant and sends a message from a room filled with prayer. >>> good evening. we begin with the president, fending off heated questions tonight about the death of the u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans who served in libya. both the president and the secretary of state, hillary clinton, were pressed to answer whether this could have been prevented. and abc's jon karl starts us off tonight. >> reporter: it was the very first question for president obama at a univision forum in miami today. why wasn't there more security
that if the u.s. doesn't move to ban the film, there will be serious repercussions against the u.s. all around the world. inside the u.s. embassy here tonight, there are reports that they are shredding classified documents because of the protests. the anger in this rally goes well beyond the film. the chants of "death to america" evidence of the fury against an american government that allows these sorts of insults against islam. >> do you believe that people should have the free some of speech? freedom to do whatever they want? >> yeah, but not when it comes to religion. >> reporter: there were anti-film protests in at least seven other countries today, including indonesia, pakistan, afghanistan, yemen and the west bank. but elsewhere, the protests have eased. egypt, where it all began, has been quiet. in libya, nothing since the attack that killed four americans, including the ambassador. as for the ambassador, the u.s. government believes that he died of smoke inhalation from the fires set in the compound. libyans say he was found alive. the u.s. is still investigating the attack, believing
. the u.s. placed an unmistakable signal to iran. abc's nick schriffen tells about about it. nic. >> reporter: diane, we're sailing on the nuclear powered uss eisenhower, and we're only about 50 miles from iran. never before has the u.s. flexed so much muscle so close to iran. more jets, ships and nations taking part than ever before. the u.s. has sent two aircraft carriers into this region and each one has more than 40 of these -- these are f-18 fighter jets that could reach thousands of miles into iranian air space. to give you a sense of how big this buildup is, each of these carriers has more firepower than the entire iranian air force. it's a blunt warning to iran, don't follow through on a threat to close the strait of hormuz, where one-fifth of all the world's oil passes. if israel attacks iran's nuclear sites, iran promises to fill these waters with boats packed with explosives and mine the seabed. the u.s. hopes tensions calm but desirable thinks iran is six months what a from a nuclear weapon. this international show of force is meant to reassure israel and convince ira
here in the u.s. by one estimate, 2,300 iphones sold a minute. 2,300 a minute all over the world. and tonight, abc's matt gutman on the lines in this country and the surprise snag, too. >> reporter: the fervor of buyers today matched only by the frenzy of sales. the numbers -- staggering. in presales, before the stores even opened, apple sold 2 million iphones in the first 24 hours. making $1 million per minute. and analysts expect the company to sell up to 10 million units just this weekend. that's 2,300 iphones every 60 seconds. sprint was sold out by late morning. >> are you ready? >> reporter: and across the globe, thousands of groggy fans spent up to a week in line, turning apple's flagship store in new york into a campground. >> a lot of fun. i mean, it's an incredible device. really looking forward to playing it. >> reporter: getting one, a status symbol. many in line here entrepreneurs. some hawking the phones as far away as russia, for up to $3,500 each. the phones have been so popular, 250 were stolen by an employee of the store selling iphones in a london robbery, earl
't mention the 70,000 u.s. troops currently in afghanistan. romney was, according to the associated press, the first republican nominee since 1952 to not mention war in his convention speech, but mr. romney did mention iran. charging that every american is less secure today because president obama has failed to slow iran's nuclear threat. our senior foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz is inside iran this week, a rare opportunity to report from inside the secretive country. there she attended the biggest international summit the nation has held in modern history. >> reporter: here in tehran, everywhere the delegates go they see descriptions of horrors the iranians say were inflicted on their innocent citizens. one of the most prominent displays at the conference center, three bombed and burned out vehicles where iranian nuclear scientists were killed. the attacks were right out of a spy thriller, sticky bombs planted on cars by a speeding motorcycle driver. iran blames israel and there has been no flat-out denial. at the summit, the iranians even trotted out the scientists' widows
targeting u.s. banks, freezing millions out of their accounts right now. is your money in danger? >>> head to head. as early voting begins, obama and romney adjust their closing arguments in the battleground of virginia. with up close and personal new ads before their big showdown next week. >>> inside job. tsa agents are supposed to screen your luggage. so, how did our stolen ipad end up in this officer's home? brian ross on hundreds of tsa officers caught red-handed. >>> and mona lisa mystery. you know the masterpiece. but could this be a second mona lisa? it was a claim that shocked the world today. so we put it to the test. >>> good evening. diane is on special assignment this thursday. we're going to tell you more about that in a bit. but we begin tonight with cyber warfare. the most extensive attack on american banks ever. launched from the middle east, happening right now. citigroup, bank of america, jpmorgan chase, wells fargo, u.s. bank corp and today, pnc. america's biggest banks, with millions of american families locked out of their accounts online. so, what does it mean for yo
to the united nations meeting with more than 100 world leaders, some of them potential u.s. enemies for the annual meeting of the general assembly. as president obama arrived in new york city today, mitt romney is focused on comments the president made to "60 minutes" about whether the recent events in the muslim world gave mr. obama pause about supporting the arab spring movement. the president said no. >> i'm sure there will be bumps in the road. >> reporter: in pueblo, colorado the republican nominee berated the president accusing him of down playing the serious threats. >> he said the developments in the middle east were bumps in the road. yeah, that was my reaction. bumps in the road. we had an ambassador assassinated. >> reporter: the white house insisted the president was referring broadly to transformations in the region. >> there's a certain attempt to grasp words and phrases to find political advantage and in this case that's profoundly the case. >> reporter: this debate comes before an intensely serious international back drop not just unrest in the muslim world but iran'
. the u.s. embassy in egypt fighting back against islamists who scaled the walls, shred the american flag and say they're protesting a film that slanders the prophet mohammed. >>> under pressure. a new abc news poll shows the president pulling ahead of mitt romney as romney takes fire from his own party. >>> the survivor, the young woman who lived through her battle with that flesh-eating disease. tonight, an amazing comeback. >>> and the incredible shrinking products. our supermarket sleuth. >> the new one makes only 240 cups. >> we show you how you're paying the same price for a lot less than you used to get. >>> good evening, and it's good to have you with us on this anniversary of 9/11, and in a moment, we'll show you how the nation remembered today. >>> but we begin tonight with a tense and volatile scene unfolding today at the american embassy in cairo, egypt. egypt is still america's ally, but today demonstrators scaled the walls of the embassy, pulled down an american flag and destroyed it and replaced it with a black flag bearing an islamic declaration of faith, and the source fr
husband, at a labor day celebration in ohio, took credit for saving the u.s. auto industry. >> i believed in you, i bet on you, and because of that bet, three years later, that bet is paying off for america! >> reporter: it's a line that begins to answer the classic question from ronald reagan in 1980. >> are you better off than you were four years ago? >> reporter: over the weekend, top obama aides and supporters struggled to answer that question. >> are we where we need to be? no. >> we have a lot more work to do. >> no, but that's not the question of the selection. >> reporter: today, an about-face. >> we are clearly better off as a country. >> absolutely. >> america is better off today. >> reporter: so job one for the week, the president needs to come up with a compelling case as to why the country is better off now. but it's not just about the past. job two, he also needs to paint a vision of the economy going forward. what will he do so the recovery is stronger than it's been? how will he create jobs? we know he wants to raise taxes on wealthier americans and invest in education and
in afghanistan. the u.s. is pulling back. a dramatic change in a ten-year war. >>> stealing apples. watch as thieves crash into apple stores to steal iphone, even wrestling with people walking down the street. >>> and best in shoecht 1 million votes in. can you guess what you think are the top five tv shows of all time and the secret lucy and elaine have in common. get out! >>> good evening. today there was a political earthquake in the presidential race and all because of a small camera secretly recording from the side of a room. it was a private fund-raiser for governor mitt romney. he was talking to some of his wealthy donors and now republicans and democrats are debating the fallout from the tape and the romney campaign is on fall-on damage control with just 49 dice go before your voice, your vote. abc's david muir who covers the romney campaign starts us right now. >> good evening. the campaign telling me romney has not watched the whole tape itself. but it's been posted in its entirety. a question asked of romney, how do you convince everybody that they have to take care of themselv
, a strangely subdued iranian president ahmadinejad. 35 minutes at the podium at the u.n. as usual the u.s. and israel refuse to sit and listen. you can see the empty seats. this time ahmadinejad made no mention of iran's nuclear program and on this, the holiest day of the year in jewish faith. yom kapur. >> and last night we told you of the wild call on the football field and the replacement referees blamed. tonight there's word the nfl lockout could be ending. how soon? abc's dan hairs has the latest. >> reporter: in the aftermath of the bad call heard around the world, the league and the referees union reportedly held an 18-hour negotiating session -- and tonight, according to our sister network, espn, a deal is quote, "at hand." that late-game debacle -- that hail mary, the scramble in the end zone, and the two replacement refs making totally different calls -- >> this is comical to me. >> reporter: the touchdown that really looked like an interception, but let seattle beat green bay. it infuriated everyone from the announcers, to the fans, to the players, and tonight it appears to be
tribute to the u.s. ambassador killed in libya and called on the room to make a united stand against extremism machine here's jake tapper. >> reporter: the president made the focus of his united nations speech about a man who wasn't there. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: with a tribute to a u.s. ambassador to libya, attacked and killed in the dead of night in benghazi two weeks ago today. he extommed the humanity and hope stevens stood for. today, we must affirm that our future will be determined by people like chris stevens, and not by his killers. >> reporter: but, in many ways, the president's speech seemed targeted at his domestic audience -- accused by republicans of glibly down playing the unrest in the muslim world, the president demanded an end to the violence. >> there is no speech that justifies the mindless violence. there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. >> reporter: and while only days ago, the white house was asking youtube to review whether that anti-muslim film violated the terms of us
. and are located outside the u.s., beyond the reach of regulators. >> the important messages are, have a prescription, know your online pharmacy, make sure that it's safe and take your medicines as directed. >> reporter: the danger is fakes cannot only sicken or kill outright, they can cause a resistance to real medicine or carry hidden side effects. dangerous stuff. >> setting up the websites with stunning ease. unreal, jim. thank you. >>> and from a startling warning to a surprise apology now and a rare one from apple tonight, after that snag in millions of those brand new iphones. here's abc's bianna golodryga. >> reporter: it was a world class apology from the world's richest company. "we are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our custom customers," apple ceo tim cook said of the new iphone's map problems. >> and the other day, i was in staten island, when i really wasn't. >> reporter: other customer complaints? a dramatic new drop at the hoover dam. a bridge moving to the middle of new orleans. a huge chunk of portland, oregon, apple's map now covers with a park.
in crisis. intelligence discovered the serve yet placed nuclear missiles inside cuba, aimed at the u.s. >> how far advanced is this? >> sir we've never seen this kiechd installation before. >> not even in the soviet union? >> no, sir. >> which leave he's only one alternative, which is a hell of an alternative. >> vaets a pretty vast statement. >> however calm and steady in the cuban missile crisis, he could unleash irritation on small things. here a defense department official spent a lost money on furniture for pregnant mrs. kennedy, and he's furious. >> i want to know who ordered that and i want him incompetent who took a picture next to mrs. kennedy's bed. i wouldn't have him running a cat house. >> reporter: nowhere are they more moving than the secret struggle for civil rights. the great issue tearing the country apart. and james meredith created a crisis by enrolling in the all white university of mississippi. >> he was inspired the my father's address and decided he wanted to enter the university of mississippi. then this whole drama unfolded. >> reporter: this is the president
doesn't have a wedding ring. >> at 37, castro is the youngest mayor of any u.s. city. he's been teased by the president for his boyish looks. >> julian castro, i thought he was on our staff. he's a mayor? i'm messing with you. >> i keep hoping one day when i'm 80 years old, i'll still look 40 or something. i've always looked young. >> we asked about that generational challenge of paul ryan's speech. >> college graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading obama posters. >> but if you look at the policy that they've actually embraced, a lot of those young folks won't even make it to college under their policies that governor romney and congressman ryan would embrace. their future would be limited, you know, working at a job. >> but how do you convey to them that a second four years will bring more than the first four did for them? >> looking at where we were as a nation when president obama took office, a nation that's losing 750,000 jobs looking where we are now, with 4.5 million new jobs created, that's more than that was created und
next. >>> on the brink. bob woodward's dramatic new book on how close the u.s. actually came to financial meltdown. you talk about it as financial equivalent of the cuban missile crisis. the anger -- >> i was pretty angry. >> the accusations and for the first time the tapes of two men watching the deal blow up. >> he wasn't going to get a damn dime more out of me. >> an abc news exclusive. >>> on alert. the taliban announces a plan to kidnap and kill prince harry in afghanistan. >>> and the crying game. letting a baby cry -- [ baby crying ] >> and cry. [ baby crying ] >> and cry. [ baby crying ] some surprising scientific results are in. >>> good evening. as we come on the air and this new school year is beginning, there is an uprising taking hold in the city of chicago. tonight, the biggest teachers' strike in america in a generation is under way. 29,000 teachers out on the picket lines. 350,000 american students shut out of school, and here is the heart of the standoff. how do you judge if a teacher is good or not good enough in the classroom, and who should decide? even th
, not expected to strike the u.s. tonight, it's packing winds up to 75 miles per hour. but as leslie builds it could pack winds up to 110 miles an hour. our extreme weather team watching it closely. believe it or not, we're still dealing with isaac as well. it's been a week since it made landfall in the gulf, making its way up. splitting in two, part of it headed south again. in fact, some of the remnants from the storm have now made their way back to the gulf, threatening to become a new tropical storm and the other parts of isaac causing something else tonight. tornados in an unlikely place. here's abc's weather editor sam champion. >> reporter: remnants of hurricane isaac are still dumping torrents of rain -- nine inches in just the past 24 hours in new jersey. and spawning twisters. this is cell phone video of a funnel cloud forming in cherry hill, new jersey. isaac has been a tornado maker since its landfall. this one in gulfport, mississippi. and has left a trail of twisters for days as far north as arkansas, missouri and illinois. but even with all of isaac's action, it's been a surp
and abc's cecilia vega who is also right here in charlotte tonight, s cecilia. >> yeah, david good evening. there were not so certain jabs sent out by the first lady last night. every single one of though, the crowd went wild. >> at the end of the day, my most important title is still mom in chief. >> reporter: she may be all wife and all mother, but for every first lady like smile there was a political punch delivered. >> for barack, success isn't about how much money you make, it's about the difference you make in people's lives. >> reporter: she never even mentioned her husband's wealthy opponent by name, not once. but she did pepper her speech with not so subtle jabs about the rich getting richer while leaving the poor behind. >> how hard you work matters more than how much you make when you've worked hard and done well and walked through that door of opportunity. you do not slam it shut behind you. no, you reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you to succeed. >> reporter: what was she really trying to say? >> it was well done how she never said the name mit
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